Fiya Fest announces lineup for its May 1 festival

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Soul singer Lee Fields joins an all-star lineup with Diesel Fiya at Fiya Fest. - COURTESY WINDISH
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  • Soul singer Lee Fields joins an all-star lineup with Diesel Fiya at Fiya Fest.

In the midst of this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is Fiya Fest, featuring dozens of New Orleans musicians performing together for collaborative jams. The event is Friday, May 1 at Mardi Gras World.

Among the performers are Diesel Fiya with Karl Denson, Lee Fields, Tony Hall, Doug Wimbish, Russell Batiste, Robert Walter, Big Sam and Farnell Newton; and New Orleans Social Club, with George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Henry Butler and Raymond Weber.

A tribute to the late Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis features Big Chief Monx Boudreaux, Bo Dollis Jr., Cyril Neville, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, June Victory, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Nick Daniels III and Billy Iuso.

The event benefits the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and the Roots of Music. Tickets are $65 general admission, $95 for VIP. Check the full lineup below — a headliner is still TBA.

Diesel Fiya: Karl Denson, Lee Fields, Tony Hall, Doug Wimbish, Russell Batiste, Robert Walter, Big Sam and Farnell Newton; and New Orleans Social Club, with George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Henry Butler and Raymond Weber.

A tribute to the late Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis: Big Chief Monx Boudreaux, Bo Dollis Jr., Cyril Neville, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, June Victory, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Nick Daniels III and Billy Iuso.

Dragon Smoke: Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and Eric Lindell

Revivalists Jam: The Revivalists with Pete Murano, Khris Royal and Carly Meyers

Ronnie: Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville and Eric Bolivar

Mack Ten: Johnny Vidacovich, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Papa Mali, Wil Blades, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Arleigh Kincheloe, Andrew Block and Eric Vogel

Monophonics, Kung Fu, Orgone, The Heard, DJ Logic,  DJ Otto, Borahm Lee , Eric McFadden, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr., Terrence Houston, Jermal Watson and Will Bernard also perform.


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